A to Z–Book by Book Scripture Memorization–Jonah 2:9

This Week’s Memory Verse: Jonah 2:9 NKJV
But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.”

This Week’s Message:
Jonah was in repentance for his disobedience to the LORD. He had deliberately disobeyed what the LORD had told him to do and then paid the consequence for his actions.
When he was in the belly of the fish that the LORD had sent to save him from drowning he repented of his disobedience and offered a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD for saving him and he also vowed to the LORD that he would obey in the future, for he acknowledged that his salvation was of the LORD.

We can all learn from the story of Jonah that obedience to the LORD is always necessary. And, by memorizing this week’s verse we can remind ourselves that if the LORD tells us to do something, we had best obey and do it, for otherwise we may not only jeopardize our life but we may also endanger others.
Therefore, this week let’s offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD
for His Salvation and let’s  be sure to be obedient to whatever He has told us to do.

Also, we must always be careful in making vows to the LORD, for He does not take what we vow lightly.
He loves us with an everlasting love and He will discipline us if need be to keep us from going astray. So, this verse gives us plenty of food for thought this week.

As we memorize this verse, it would do us all well to read or re-read the book of Jonah, for there are some valuable lessons we can all learn from this short book.
It will be good to share this Jonah story with others who have never read it or heard about it for as we see in the story, the LORD even used Jonah’s disobedience and consequences to cause unbelievers to come to know Him and to call upon Him.

If you would like you can Print the verse out in a card format to post to your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, car visor, or other place that would keep it in your daily vision.
It will help to remind you to memorize it as you go through your day and also could be a great tool in sharing with others who might

Blessings to you this week as you memorize the word of the LORD, obey what He is telling you through it, and share it with others.

©SGLY Ministry www.smilegodlovesyou.org

A to Z-Book by Book Scripture Memorization: Deut. 6:5

This Week’s Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

  • This Week’s Message:
    This week’s verse is probably a familiar one to most of you. It is an important one and a very good one to not only memorize but to also commit to doing daily.

    Moses first spoke this verse to the Israelites, but Jesus also spoke it to his followers.
    ( see Matthew 22:37. Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27)
    Jesus said “This is the first and great commandment.” Matthew 22:38.
    So, I would say it is a very important verse to not only memorize but also to do.

    Loving the LORD your God with all your heart, soul and might,

  • would be completely submitting yourself to Him in all things, all the time.
  • It would be saying daily “not my will, but Your will, LORD God”
  • It would be saying daily “It’s not about me, but only about You LORD God”
  • In all we say, think, do, we believers should live for Him every moment of every day.

So let’s Memorize and Live this verse daily—it is “the first and great commandment” and will be a blessing to our lives and also to those we come in contact with daily.

If you would like you can Print the verse out in a card format to post to your refrigerator, bathroom mirror, car visor, or other place that would keep it in your daily vision.
It will help to remind you to memorize it as you go through your day and also could be a great tool in sharing with others who might see it.

SGLY Ministry www.smilegodlovesyou.org

Fear Not Scripture: Joshua 8:1

No Fear--Joshua8-1And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed:…Joshua 8:1 KJV

Once again the LORD is saying “Fear not”. First, He was telling Moses to tell the people of Israel, then He was telling Moses to tell Joshua, and now He is telling Joshua Himself.

Joshua is now in charge, Moses is gone and Joshua is the new leader of Israel. He led the people across the Jordan River. He led them to Jericho where God caused the walls to fall down and the Israelites o conquered it. However, now, Joshua is troubled and greatly upset. He is in fear and is in dismay because his army has lost a battle, one which he thought they should have won and he is questioning God as to why. God tells him it is because some of the Israelites have been disobedient. They have sinned against God by taking things that God had forbid them to take. Joshua did not know this, but God knew, and God had not been with them when they went into battle because of it—so they lost.

Now, God is telling Joshua to find the ones who stole the goods and punish them and destroy the forbidden goods. Then, God will once again be with Israel and Joshua will lead them into victory against the enemies.

There is a lesson to learn here. It is obedience. God loves us but he requires obedience. As a just Father he will discipline those who disobey Him. Just as our parents love us, they also expect us to be obedient to them, otherwise we have to face consequences. God will never forsake His children, but He will discipline them for their own good, just as our parents would do.

Let’s think upon this and be obedient out of love and reverencere to God. For He is with us and He says “Fear Not” to us as well. He will lead us to victory if we listen to Him and do what He says.

Memorize this verse as a reminder to “Fear Not” and neither be dismayed.

Blessings to you daily as you memorize His word.

SGLY Ministry www.smilegodlovesyou.org/ScriptMem

Nuggets of Truth–Scripture Memory Verse–Y

This WeeGold Letter Yk’s Memory Verse:
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV

This Week’s Message:
In Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27 Jesus tells us the same thing.
We are to love the LORD, our One True God, with our whole being.

Let’s memorize this verse and live it out daily.

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Nuggets of Truth–Scripture Memory Verse–M

Gold Letter MThis Week’s Memory Verse
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue,
but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NKJV

This Week’s Message:
This week’s verse admonishes us. We, believers, who are God’s children, should be showing our selves to be His children through our actions, not just through our words.
As we speak of being His children, as we give our testimonies and declare Him as our Father, we should also be showing that through our actions, our deeds to others.

This week as we memorize this verse, let us take it to heart and examine ourselves to see how we might love in all ways as God would want us to do.

Blessings to you as you memorize and live out His word daily.

©SGLY Ministry www.smilegodlovesyou.org

This Week’s Memory Verse on: PURPOSE

A Precious Promise about: PURPOSE
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

This Week’s Message:
Believers,we love God. He has called us to do good works according to His purpose. Therefore, He promises us that He will work ALL things together for good in our lives in order to accomplish the purpose to which He has called us.
Therefore, when things don’t work out exactly as planned, remember this verse and know that God will work out whatever we need in life to accomplish His purpose for us.

Satan, the world, or even our own flesh, might mess things up, but God can and will always work things out to accomplish His purpose.
Therefore, memorize this verse and remind yourself daily, that God is always at work, in you, around you and through you, to accomplish His purpose for your life.

Just love Him and praise Him daily, for who He is!
Blessings to you daily.
SGLY Ministry www.smilegodlovesyou.org